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Anyone want a giraffe??
IMAGE(http://images.craigslist.org/5La5Mf5J13Gd3M73Nac2p44a3aa145dcc12a5.jpg) IMAGE(http://images.craigslist.org/5Hb5Mc5Jf3K23N63Hfc2p009574eb5b431c29.jpg) IMAGE(http://images.craigslist.org/5G25H75X23K53G83J7c2p4ea06a3d8cb9102e.jpg) IMAGE(http://images.craigslist.org/5N35F65M43I63M63J1c2p2fafafbf2bce1970.jpg) Honestly, its one of the strangest patterns Ive ever seen. And upon researching her Ive found another similar one. IMAGE(http://www.wintermistfarm.com/shannon%2001%20aug%2006.jpg)
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That's really cool! What

That's really cool! What breeds are these horses, do you know?

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the first is an American

the first is an American Saddlebred. The 2nd is a Connemara. The connemara has a sire that is "going grey very slowly" though. The Saddlebred is not from known grey lines according to a friend.

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The Saddlebred reminds me of

The Saddlebred reminds me of Comico, especially the head.

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Really does remind me of the

Really does remind me of the Comico greying. Weird.

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I'd still love it if she were

I'd still love it if she were tested for gray just to see.

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Here is the

Here is the ad:

http://corvallis.craigslist.org/grd/2870...

They say she is DNA'd for registration, but not who the sire and dam are.

ET has a splash on her, and are getting more info from the owners - http://equinetapestry.com/

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tjuri wrote:The Saddlebred

The Saddlebred reminds me of Comico, especially the head.

...and not only that - somebody had once posted a spotted Fjord here on this board, which looks just like that - including the white face. And in return the old cave-paintings in France display spotted horses with the same regular, even pattern. I had always thought those spots were too evenly placed to be of LP-origin:
http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_losynn...

So my thoughts are that this "newly-discovered" greying muation in the Comico-clan and others might actually be a very old one... :-?

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DNA research done on horse

DNA research done on horse remains from the area around the cave drawings and dating to around the same time has shown that Lp did in fact exist that far back, in a decent portion of the equine population.

Diane

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Interesting pattern. So cool

Interesting pattern. So cool now with technology how we can share pictures and so collectively increase our knowledge.
I would bet gray is similar to bay or chestnut in that there are distinct variations.
bay/seal/wild

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NZ Appaloosas wrote:DNA

DNA research done on horse remains from the area around the cave drawings and dating to around the same time has shown that Lp did in fact exist that far back, in a decent portion of the equine population.

Diane

Can you share a link to that research, please?

Did anybody look into gray mutations from those samples?

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Here's the reference for the

Here's the reference for the paper (Pruvost et al. PNAS 2011)
http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2011/1...

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As a kid, I used to collect

As a kid, I used to collect horse figurines. Even then, it used to bug me that the spots on Appaloosas were too evenly placed and unrealistic. So I wouldn't be too critical of the cavemen artists for not getting the spots right. It still happens.

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I'm not too critical but the

I'm not too critical but the resemblence of this ASB and the spotted Fjord is stunning. Does anybody have the link to that photo? I couldn't locate it. The Fjord also had a white head if I remember right.

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IMAGE(http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j294/monsterpony/dun%20markings/spotted.jpg)

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Thanks for the link,

Thanks for the link, Nerd.

The Fjord also has that bald face. They are look-a-likes if it comes to the pattern, not the confo of course... :twisted:

I checked the study and they tested for bay, black, chestnut, cream, silver, lp, tobiano, sabino, overo(why don't they use frame or LWO in a scientific publishing????)
They did not test for gray.

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Wow, how long ago was the

Wow, how long ago was the Fjord picture taken? Was this horse registered as a Fjord?

Very interesting.

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That photo is a historical

That photo is a historical image. Probably turn of the century or there abouts.

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thx

thx

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I think this is another

I think this is another example of this weird greying process, the dam is grey, sire unknown:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/colonial_sp...

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New pic of the giraffe horse

New pic of the giraffe horse (hope the link works) -->
IMAGE(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s720x720/408278_10151043258008267_1629304377_n.jpg)

Interesting that they say that the horse was a normal chestnut until it turned 2 yrs old. I am pretty sure it is the same one that was in the OP, as my friend, Dee Dee Murray) that took the photo lives in Washington and the horse for sale was in Oregon, but I am not 100% sure since pics are gone from CL.